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Address: 53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828 350 2066
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Description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown...
This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
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Pay your respects to Wolfe and O.Henry and others

Riverside Cemetery isn't exactly at the top of the attraction list in Asheville -- it gets only about 4,000 visitors a year compared with 1.2 million for the Biltmore Estate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Asheville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Riverside Cemetery isn't exactly at the top of the attraction list in Asheville -- it gets only about 4,000 visitors a year compared with 1.2 million for the Biltmore Estate -- but fans of Thomas Wolfe and O.Henry can come here to pay their respects to these writers who are buried here, along with a number of worthies, including architect... More 

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

well kept; however, unable to locate Tom Wolfe's grave - no information given (although there were pictures of other famous people, like some of the confederate soldiers). The writer O'Henry was marked but not Tom Wolfe's.

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Covington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This historic cemetery is such a well kept beautiful, peaceful place. If you are looking for the famous folks who rest there, their graves are well marked. You will have no trouble finding them.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After visiting the Thomas Wolfe home we felt led to see his final resting place. We stopped by the cemetery office and a nice young man patiently gave us a map and directory to famous grave sites. We also saw o Henry 's site but his real name was W.s. Porter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you love cemeteries like I do, you will love this! It is huge and beautiful!! With very old markers and soldier graves. Abdolutely gorgeous!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful drive through the cemetery, lots of history. Nice walking area, Thomas Wolf, O'Henry, Vance - just a comfortable place to view.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Spent the day wandering through the graves in awe of the history. If you have the time download the guided tour to your phone....it will save you some time and frustration when trying to find certain sites like Thomas Wolfe's memorial

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We walked here from our B and B, a magnificent resting place nestled among spectacular old trees, including family of Thomas Wolfe as well as civil war heroes. Very nice peaceful morning walk with helpful local staff.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to the cemetery strictly to see the Wolfe Family burial site and the burial site of William Sydney Porter. These are very well marked and worth the visit.

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Erwin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Although it was not quite what we expected, this place was amazing. Deep, rolling hills that go on forever. Such a huge cemetery. Beautiful place. It's like a maze and those hills are steep, so go in your car. Bring a penny and a pencil for Wolfe and Henry.

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Address: Address: 53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828 350 2066
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Asheville

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